Shapton stones are designed to be harder, faster cutting, and denser than any other ceramic water stone on the market. Because they remove material quickly, the time required to hold an angle on the stone is reduced, making free hand sharpening much easier. Shapton water stones are made with finely-graded ceramic cutting media, which wears much more slowly than aluminum oxide and silicon carbide commonly found in other man-made water stones. These are splash-and-go stones, so no soaking is required. This results in a similar thickness of sharpening material lasting much longer. The 30K stone is one of the finest man-made stones available. It will leave a shiny mirror finish and is the best stone for finishing straight razors. These stones measure 8.25” x 2.75” each.
Greatest stone in the world for that mirror smooth cut on straight razors. You would have to spend 3 times as much to get the same outcome. And once again all u have to mention is mark and sue and no more is needed,perfect service everytime!
The Shapton Glass 30,000 grit stone is a great stone to strop your knife on. It’s 0.49 micron cutting media can replace stropping on leather loaded with stropping paste or spray. Of course,the stone being extremely hard,you can also use a standard push motion. Every serious knife enthusiast should have this 30,000 grit stone.